Category: Adverts

  • Michael Palin’s Teeth
    Michael Palin’s Teeth

    Here’s a radio advert for Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. And here’s a review of the exclusive performance they mention, from the next day (9th November 1979) in the Daily Mirror.

  • Riktendo

    I’m sure we all remember this advert from 1993, featuring Rik Mayall and a particular game for the Nintendo. It aired in the run up to Christmas, alongside this second one, which probably hasn’t stuck in our heads nearly as much. Nintendo were so pleased with Rik that they comissioned some more adverts, but we’ll…

  • Gran-Ade Rentals
    Gran-Ade Rentals

    Here’s an advert from around 1989, in which Adrian Edmondson flogs us the benefits of renting a telly. I expect you could rent videos too.

  • Ade’s Lego Voices
    Ade’s Lego Voices

    Here’s a lovely advert from 1985, featuring the voice skills of Adrian Edmondson, as he plays with a Lego Castle set. I particularly like his rather accurate impression of Kevin Turvey at the end.

  • Atari And Wise
    Atari And Wise

    I mean, who else would you get to flog the latest Atari console?

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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